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Morning storm blows shed into power line

Reports of water pooling, storm drains overflowing in Dane Co.

MADISON, Wis. - Reports of water pooling on roadways and storm drains briefly overflowing were due to storms that had cleared the Madison area by noon, officials said.

Storms in southern Wisconsin have caused water to pool on some roadways and storm drains to briefly overflow Sunday morning.

The Dane County dispatch center said there were a few reports of street drains flooding on the south, near west and north areas of Madison.

A rapid downpour of rain combined with leaves clogging storm drains caused water to overflow on the eastbound Beltline near Todd Drive around 11 a.m., dispatch said.

Flooding was also reported on Sherman Avenue near Fuller Drive at about 10 a.m. but had drained by 11:30 a.m.

Dispatch also said there was a report of a shed blown over north of Deerfield on Highway 73 at about 9:35 a.m. The shed was blown about 100 yards, hitting two power lines, according to a utility worker at the scene. About 60 people nearby were without power for about 2 hours. Power was restored as of noon, the utility worker said.

Tornado watches were initially in effect for much of southeastern Wisconsin Sunday until 4 p.m. but were canceled at about 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

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